The Wild Bunch Poster

Release Date: 1969

R|2 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
In this gritty Western classic, aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by his old partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan). As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them, resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.

Cast: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez, Ben Johnson, Emilio Fernández

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Genres: Western

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Keywords: Revenge, Quest, Rivalry, Pursuit, Small town

Awards

Nominated Music (Original Score - for a Motion Picture [not a Musical])
Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay - Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced)